• Blogs

    November 21, 2014

    Screeching Weasel Singer Thinks You Don't Deserve to Be Mad at Him for Hitting Women

    I've never had an interest in Screeching Weasel, as I don't listen to punk music that comes off like it was meant to be the soundtrack of a straight-to-video film about kids rollerblading in a shopping-mall parking garage. I listened to Boogadaboogadaboogada! a few times (primarily just so I could s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    Meet Michael Amott, Slash and the Rest of the Denver Zoo's Rock and Roll Flamingos

    It's not every day you get to brush feathers with rock and roll legends like Ace Frehley and Slash, but in Denver, all it takes is a visit to the zoo. Brittney Weaver started working at the Denver Zoo about six years ago. She also happens to be a big music fan, regularly attending heavy metal and r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2014

    The Top 10 Power Ballads of All Time

    If we're being completely honest, power ballads are responsible for some of the most resonant music-listening experiences in the entire world. They're a beautiful blend of sentiment and obviousness, a band willfully becoming emotionally available. Everybody makes fun of the power ballad, because som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2014

    Denver's unlikely metal hero TaunTaun is back, with a very sloppy burrito promotion

    TaunTaun is a band of unusual provenance. Its members are all luminaries of the Denver music scene, but their other bands don't sound much like each other, and they sound even less like TaunTaun. It was the musicians' shared teenage love for '80s metal that initially informed the group's music, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    The 10 best thrash metal bands

    Thrash metal flayed disco Kiss before binging on high speed guitars, rapid double bass drum and foul lyrics. The emergence of thrash in the early '80s poked fun at a hardcore fan base of metal historians worshiping at the alter of loud and slow. These thrash bands did the world a favor and took meta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Death Angel's Mark Osegueda: "Music brings people together... it crosses genres, racial lines"

    Death Angel was formed in 1982 by four cousins who were inspired by the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. After releasing a demo called Heavy Metal Insanity, the band enlisted its roadie, another cousin, Mark Osegueda, to be its singer just in time to open for the then up-and-coming Megadeth. From th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2013

    What we're all listening to right now

    Music is life -- or at least it is for us. When we're not writing about it, we're thinking about it, talking about it or listening to it. These are the things that were in heavy rotation for us this week. What are you listening to? What should we be listening to? C'mon, now. Sharing is caring. Don't ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Gigantour at 1STBANK Center, 8/2/13

    Newsted, Hellyeah, Device, Black Label Society and Megadeth all have well known members from very big former bands -- even Dave Mustaine with thirty years of kicking ass and taking names after Metallica. This was one of those shows so jam packed with metal talent like an Ozzfest, that it doesn't qui ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2013

    Dave Mustaine talks addiction, religion and having a personal relationship with God

    Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine first conceived Gigantour as a platform to showcase acts whose music featured virtuosic guitar playing. In addition to his own band, the festival's inaugural roster in 2005 included prog-rock vets Dream Theater, extreme metal unit Nevermore and skronky math-core heroe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    The ten best concerts in Denver this week

    AMERICANARAMA @ FIDDLER'S GREEN | WEDS, 7/31/13 Sometimes when genre-specific festivals are put together, the bill gets padded with -- to put it charitably -- lesser-known artists. Fortunately, that's not the case with Americanarama, which features Bob Dylan, Wilco, My Morning Jacket and Ryan Bingha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    The ten best pioneering metal frontmen

    Along with a killer set of pipes, the best frontmen can stand at his pulpit on stage and engage with the crowds and rage while conducting the flow of the show. Decisive, commanding and blunt, these men are the alpha males of alpha males, the kings of kingpins, and like Conquistadors, they take what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Ten most common metal subgenres examined

    Keeping track of metal and all its subgenres can often be a confusing and frustrating. Classic and thrash metal are at the center of the metal universe, while various other styles are major and minor constellations radiating manic energy. Sorting through the subgenres can be a tedious task. Thus why ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    The ten most disappointing metal albums

    In the darkest recesses of the metal world, truly shitty albums lurk. Now, these albums aren't necessarily 100 percent shitty (there may still be some redeeming music to be found), but they are certainly incredibly disappointing, particularly given the otherwise worthiness of their creators. Plug yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    New Denver shows on sale this week: Megadeth, Tricky, Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky and more

    Megadeth's Gigantour, which features HellYeah, Newstead, Black Label Society and is making a stop at 1STBANK Center in August, goes on sale this Friday, May 10, while Tricky at the Gothic, and Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky at Fiddler's go on sale on Saturday, May 11. Keep reading for the full rundown t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2013

    The ten best concerts of the week

    BOB SEGER @ PEPSI CENTER | TUES, 4/2/13 While Bob Seger might be immortalized by his long-running Chevy ads that featuring "Like a Rock" and the scene in Risky Business where Tom Cruise sings along to "Old Time Rock and Roll," there's a lot more to the guy than that. He's carved out a spot in the ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    The music fan's guide to voting

    The defining narrative of American politics since the turn of the millennium seems to be that 'We the people' are screwed no matter who gets elected. Elect a Republican: We engage in pre-emptive war, the national deficit skyrockets, and we sacrifice education and infrastructure investment. Elect a D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 6, 2012

    Charlie Benante is looking ahead rather than reflecting on Anthrax's thirtieth anniversary

    See Also: Sunday: Anthrax at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre Joey Belladonna talks about Married...With Children and rejoining the band Scott Ian on Worship Music, comic books, Doctor Who and interviewing Ozzy Photos: Anthrax at Summit Music Hall, 10/19/11 Review: Anthrax at Summit Music Hall, 10/18/10 ... More >>

  • Music

    March 1, 2012
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    February 28, 2012

    David Ellefson of Megadeth: "We had punk attitude with metal chops"

    Megadeth (due tonight at the Fillmore Auditorium) may be one of the Big Four of thrash, but in many ways, its frontman Dave Mustaine is largely responsible for the sound and aesthetic of three of the Big Four. As a member of Metallica before that band recorded its first full-length, Mustaine's name ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2012

    Motörhead a no-go tonight at the Fillmore?

    That's what we're hearing. According to a post on, Lemmy, Motörhead's godlike frontman, has reportedly lost his voice and has decided to take the night off. Megadeth and the other acts on the bill are slated to perform as scheduled. We've reached out to the folks at Live Nation for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Chris Broderick of Megadeth: "There was definitely a metal scene in Denver back in 1988"

    When Megadeth plays the Fillmore next Tuesday, February 28, it will be a homecoming for guitar prodigy Chris Broderick, a Lakewood native and alumni of the University of Denver, where he studied classical guitar. A onetime member of Jag Panzer, a power-metal outfit from Colorado Springs, Broderick f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Denver/Boulder area concert news, local radio playlists and top album sales

    ​Here's what's happening in music on the Front Range this week: On the concert front, shows from Radiohead, Roger Waters, the Descendants and Los Lobos were announced. Nautical Mile, Tennis, Churchill and Dressy Bessy got spins on local radio. And new and recent releases from Tom Waits, Wale a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Motörhead returns to Denver February 28 with Megadeth

    Timothy NorrisMotörhead in March in LA.​Stop showering now. You may be almost sleazy enough to enjoy Motörhead when the legendary NWBHM band returns to Denver in the February cold for Megadeth's Gigantour with Volbeat and Lacuna Coil. The show is slated for Tuesday, February 28, at the Fill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2011

    Photos: Megadeth, In Flames, Kingdom of Sorrow and more at Mayhem Fest

    In Flames​Our ace photographer and man on the metal front, Brandon Marshall, set up shop yesterday at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre for the local stop of Rockstar's Mayhem Festival -- featuring Megadeth and Machine Head, a pair of acts (the latter of which gave us a track-by-track breakdown of i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    Megadeth's David Ellefson on the new album, Big 4, corporate sponsors and the band's legacy

    Brandon Marshall​When Dave Mustaine was kicked out of Metallica, he decided to from his own band that would be bigger, faster and heavier. So with that in mind in 1984, he enlisted the help of an eighteen-year old Minnesota transplant named David Ellefson on bass and formed Megadeth. Over the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Mile Highlights: Shows announced/on sale this week, local radio playlists and top local sellers

    Here's what's good in the Mile High City this week. On the concert front: Alison Krauss is coming to Red Rocks, while Godsmack, Megadeth and Disturbed are due at Comfort Dental for the The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival and Wiz Khalifa brings his Rolling Papers World Tour to the 1STBANK. Me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    The Big 4: Four reasons to extend your stay in Indio after Coachella that rhyme with Metallica

    Old school metal fans across the country are no doubt peeing themselves right now over The Big 4 (we certainly are). In case you happened to miss the big announcement on Facebook earlier today, four of the metal's venerable titans are going to be together on the same stage for the first time since ... More >>

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    August 19, 2010
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    June 29, 2010

    Members of Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax remember Dio

    It was almost six weeks ago that metal legend Ronnie James Dio died and the tributes keep rolling in. Yesterday, a video appeared online that featured members of thrash mainstays Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax sharing their memories of the man. The video was originally recorded and broadc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2010

    Arcanium lands month long tour supporting Bullet for My Valentine

    ​ After a stint supporting Megadeth on its Endgame tour with Machinehead and Suicide Silence last fall, Arcanium has landed a slot on another high profile tour. At the end of the month, the Loveland-based metal act will join Bullet for My Valentine, Chiodos and Airbourne on the road. The twen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2010

    This just in: Slayer drops off KBPI's Midwinter Melee

    Update: Just received word from Live Nation that the entire show/tour has been postponed. No word on when it will be rescheduled, but tickets will be honored. ​Bad news if you had your heart set on being deafened by this wall of amps in a few weeks. The American Carnage tour, due at Magness A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2009

    This Just In: Slayer, John Mayer, Cheech & Chong shows announced

    ​Slayer and Megadeth team up for KBPI's Midwinter Melee on Monday, January 25 at DU's Magness Arena. It's the first time the two bands have co-headlined in two decades, and as a bonus for diehard metal heads, Testament gets things started. General admission floor seats are $49.50, while reserved s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Avett Brothers top seller at Bart's CD Cellar

    ​The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You, released last week on American Recordings, grabbed the top spot at Bart's CD Cellar for the week ending October 4. Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Alice in Chains' Black Gives Way to Blue nabbed the second and third slots while Mariah Carey's Memoirs of an Impe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2009

    The blog shortcut, September 18 edition

    ​Boy, oh, boy. Today in Cafe Society: • Top ten ways America ruined pizza. • Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill opens today in Park Meadows. • The gang's all beer! • Strings serves up an unbeatable beet recipe. • Oooh la la! Cliff Young is back, and opening a steakhouse at the Diamond Cab ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009
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    April 24, 2008
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    November 20, 2007

    Top Music Turkeys and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice media empire: Hip-hop needs more pie charts, as this post proves elegantly as it breaks down the latest offerings from Jay Z, Kanye and Wu-Tang visually. An explication of rock and roll more pure than “Jim ... More >>

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Listen Up

    Fast reviews of recent releases

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Speed Dealers

    Megadeth is still heavy after all these years.

  • Music

    September 14, 2006

    Mutton Busters

    Lamb of God is in good company on Gigantour.

  • Music

    April 20, 2006

    Road Hard

    Kronow proves its mettle with Forever Altered.

  • Music

    April 7, 2005


    Knuckles Avec Sombreros (Hapi Skratch Records)

  • Music

    December 30, 2004

    Up From the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.

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    October 28, 2004



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    August 5, 2004

    Shadows Fall

    Wednesday, August 11, Bluebird Theater, 303-322-2308.

  • Music

    September 25, 2003

    Styles of Beyond

    Megadef (Spy Tech Records)

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    Voices Carry

    With a buoyant new album, Voices Underwater is rising to the surface.

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    April 4, 2002

    Best Auto Art

    Forney Transportation Museum

  • Music

    July 13, 2000


    Mötley Crüe...WOO...still rules, dammit!

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